WHO:Rep. John Mica, R-Fla.
WHAT: Mica received $1,000 from General Motors' Political Action Committee.
WHY IT'S DIRTY: General Motors was the recipient of a $60 billion taxpayer bailout last year that has not been paid back, so the automaker has no right to curry congressional favor at Americans' expense. Read More
President Obama is calling for a $50 billion down payment on the nation's crumbling roads, railways and bridges, but his ambitious new spending proposal faces significant political roadblocks.
"Nearly one in five construction workers is still unemployed and needs a job, and that makes absolutely no sense at a time when there's so much of America that needs rebuilding," Obama said Monday in the Rose Garden. Read More
“Sitting on Our Assets” is the humorous title of a depressing report by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chaired by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., that catalogues the enormous waste that inevitably occurs when federal bureaucrats attempt to manage assets under their control. Consider it a primer on how to flush billions of dollars down the drain without even trying. Read More
Regarding your unsurprising Monday editorial, it’s not just President Barack Obama who seeks the high-speed rail systems enjoyed by 11 other nations and planned by countless more as a safe, swift, efficient transportation opportunity for California and other states fighting congestion and contaminated air. Read More
The top Republican on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is urging Republican Sen. Jim DeMint to stand firm in opposing the nomination of Erroll Southers to head the Transportation Security Administration. Read More